Thursday, July 21, 2011

A stinging attack

Not on the mountains in the Tour de France this time but on the local beaches.

Yesterday, a bank of jellyfish along the Orihuela coast forced the Red Cross to close six of the beaches to bathers. After treating 90 bathers: 18 at Punta Prima, 15 at La Mosca, 12 at Playa Flamenca, 9 at Cala Cerrada, 24 at La Zenia and 12 at Cala Capitan in the space of 40 minutes, they decided enough was enough and raised the red flags to warn bathers not to go into the sea. None of the injuries were serious.

Today, they will inspect the beach to see if the jellyfish are still close in to the shore.

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